Popularity called Uncle Lari in the entertainment industry, CHIEF LARI WILLIAMS, is a legend, whose contribution to theatre development, practice and management would remain indelible.
‘Gabriel Okara has written in all genres, yet not much attention has been given to his work’
A symposium was organised by the Faculty of Humanity, University of Port Harcourt, in 1991, to celebrate Gabriel Okara at 70. That year I was away, doing my PhD programme at the University of Bordeaux, France.
Declare public holiday for traditional religion, say adherents
Traditionalists have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to send an executive bill to the National Assembly to declare August 20 Isese Day as public holiday to celebrate the various age-long cultures and traditions across the country.
AMP moves Nollywood forward with Nollycare
‘Nollycare: A Nollywood Health and Business Retreat,’ to enlighten filmmakers and members of the various guilds of the need to take care of their health and also talked on how they can access funds for their films.
Adinoyi-Ojo: Harvest of tributes, elegies for the pen master, acolyte of the muse
His play, “The Killing Swamp” was one of the three finalists for the 2010 NLNG Literature Award. In April, 2014, the riveting historical play, that spotlights the struggle in the Niger Delta, thrilled audiences in Abuja for...
To activate live theatre we need to encourage more performances, says Ewenla
There is theatre everywhere and you will only get it if you know how to look for it. As a practitioner, we don’t consider anywhere to be a strange place; prisons, hospitals and orphanages are all suitable for performance.
Dillibe Onyeama revives occult novels of the 80s
Remember novels like Juju, Secret Society, Nigger at Eton, Sex Is a Nigga’s Game, Night Demon, Revenge of the Medicineman, Godfathers of Voodoo? These were bestselling releases of the 1970s and 1980s that deepened the mystery of the African.....
How theatre-makers’ conservatism hurt the business of the craft
Kenneth and Brenda Uphopho are two cultural producers, who are working a quiet magic on the theatre turf. The Lagos Theatre Festival, which they produce, comes up on Friday...
Bewaji’s Wedding Blues hits the stage at Freedom Park
After a successful staging of Story of My Vagina, broadcaster, writer and feminist, Joy Isi Bewaji’s new, award-winning play, Wedding Blues, is set to hit the stage at Freedom Park, Lagos...